Italian football journalist and known Inter fan Fabrizio Biasin has admitted that he feels AC Milan were deserved winners in this past weekend’s Derby della Madonnina.
AC Milan ran out 2-1 winners over Antonio Conte’s Inter on Saturday evening at San Siro. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace within the first 16 minutes of the first Milan derby of the season and whilst Inter managed to pull one back via Romelu Lukaku shortly before half time, they were unable to score again and as a result they recorded a first loss of the campaign.
“The derby was played. AC Milan won deservedly. Deservedly yes, because if it is true that Inter had more chances, it is equally true that Pioli defeated Antonio Conte in terms of setting up the match,” Biasin began his latest editorial piece for Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.
“His 4-2-3-1 put the three man defence of Inter in serious difficulty then Pioli’s Milan withstood the shock wave of the Nerazzurri quite well in the second half.”
Biasin then went on to criticise Conte and the three man defence that Inter used in the match against the Rossoneri club.
“Conte is very good. Indeed, he is among the best in the world but on Saturday he was wrong and there is nothing wrong with recognizing that.
“The three-man defence without a couple of starters made no sense, least of all the three-man defence with Kolarov.
“However, he chose to play like this but with him being among the best in the world, he should be able to vary the tactical plan, perhaps even over the course of 90 minutes.”
Next Biasin discussed the current situation of Christian Eriksen and shared his hopes of seeing the Danish national team player playing more regularly.
“It is true that he was misused in his 20 minutes but it is also true that using him in this way means doing everything to exclude him.
“It would be nice to see him on the pitch for two straight games. 180 minutes and then do the math. Maybe he’ll get it all wrong and Inter will get rid of him, but at least we’ll get rid of the doubt. So it’s sad for everyone, for him, for the coach himself and especially for Inter.”
He concluded by adding: “It’s true, Inter have lost, but let’s avoid the tragedies, the rumba has just begun.”